Academic Profile

Catherine Wu teaches business courses on cultural intelligence to undergraduate and graduate students at the Nanyang Business School.

She is a regular speaker on culture, business, and education at local and international conferences.

She is the recipient of the 2018 John Cheung's social media award which rewards the innovative use of social media for learning.

Her research focuses on cultural intelligence and international relations at work.

She is the recipient of an EdeX grant by the Teaching and Learning Pedagogy Division at NTU to study the development of intercultural networking capabilities among undergraduates.

Her work has been presented at annual conferences of the Academy of Management, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, the International Association of Cross-Cultural Psychology and the International Conference on Applied Psychology.
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Dr Catherine Peyrols Wu
Lecturer, College of Business (Nanyang Business School) - Division of Leadership, Management & Organisation

Cultural Intelligence
Language confidence
Multicultural teams
  • Identify effective interventions to enhance undergraduates' intercultural networking capability
  • Peyrols Wu, C., Ng, KY. (2020). Cultural Intelligence and Language Competence: Synergistic Effects on Avoidance, Task Performance, and Voice Behaviors in Multicultural Teams. Applied Psychology, .

  • Peyrols Wu, C. (2019, June). Disparities in language competence and conflict: The moderating role of cultural intelligence in intercultural interactions.. Paper presented at International Conference on Applied Psychology, Paris, France.

  • Wu, C., & Ng, K. Y. (2018, August). Avoidance in intercultural work contexts: The role of language self-efficacy, cultural intelligence, and interpersonal negative affect. Paper presented at Academy of Management, Chicago.

  • Keller, J. & Wu, C.(2012). Measuring ‘‘West meets East’’ in strategic management research using cultural consensus model and cultural mixture model analyses.. Research Methodology in Strategy and Management Vol 7(161-181). Emerald.

  • Peyrols, C., & Ng, K. Y. (2012, April). The role of cultural intelligence in interpersonal helping. Paper presented at 27th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

  • Gianasso, G., Peyrols Wu, C., & Ng, K. Y. (2020). Designing a high-impact global leadership development program: The case of I-Lead. Presented at the 80th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Vancouver, Canada.